A couplet by Ahmad Faraz, one of the poets that occupied a prominent place on his bookshelf.
A dream that took all of life’s dreams
A flood of sleep takes that dream away
His most oft-cited Persian verse from Saadi. It speaks of the humility of the raindrop when it meets the expanse of the ocean.
One of his poems from 2002. The only thing that could outweigh his wit was the exhortation to hear out his poetry. And everyone complied.
I took this picture of him, from the mid-70’s, with my very first camera.
Educator, Poet, Dad.
June 19, 1932 – March 24, 2016